The year in BMX, 2012

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Chad Kerley, VIP treatment

Photograph By ESPN Images

Earlier this year, Chad Kerley's riding was featured in breakout web videos alongside professional skateboarder Theotis Beasley for Markit BMX, as well as a Nike BMX San Antonio, Texas trip, which to date has over 200,000 views on Vimeo. And that was his first half of the year. In recent months, he was introduced to the Vitamin Water team by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, earned his first X Games gold medal at X Games Shanghai, and a silver medal in BMX Street at X Games Los Angeles. If that wasn't enough, Chad also threw his hat in the ring at contest organization, with the Chad Kerley Vitamin Water Invitational at The Bakery in Chicago. And oh yeah, he graduated high school too. VIP only seems appropriate.